'What A Superstar!': New CBeebies Presenter George Webster Is Already A Hit

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<strong>George, who has Down’s syndrome, is an actor, dancer and ambassador for the charity Mencap.</strong> (Photo: BBC)
George, who has Down’s syndrome, is an actor, dancer and ambassador for the charity Mencap. (Photo: BBC)

CBeebies has been heaped with praise after the children’s channel unveiled its new presenter.

On Monday, the BBC announced George Webster, 20, is joining their channel as a guest presenter.

George, who has Down’s syndrome, is an actor, dancer and ambassador for the charity Mencap, a charity that works to improve the lives of people with learning difficulties.

He has previously worked for the broadcaster, making a video for BBC Bitesize discussing five myths about Down’s syndrome.

In a video announcing the news, George said: “When I was young I was told that I can be anything.

“And look – here I am in the CBeebies House, ready to cook and sing. This is me, I am George. I can’t wait to be your friend.”

People took to Twitter to react with delight to the news, withpeople describing George as a “superstar” and praising the BBC for “doing a wonderful thing”.

Many shared photographs of themselves and their children already keenly-anticipating George’s first on-screen appearance.

Actor Sally Phillips, whose son Olly has Down’s syndrome, was among many thrilled about the news.

She tweeted: “Oh CBeebies I COULD NOT LOVE YOU MORE. This means so much to us and ISN’T GEORGE AMAZING!!”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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